Calendar – Bazaars/Craft Sales – Negaunee VFW Auxiliary Craft Sale/Soup Luncheon – Apr. 8

April 5, 2017

Negaunee – The Negaunee VFW Auxiliary Craft Sale/Soup Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Negaunee Township Hall on M-35 in Negaunee Township.

The Soup Luncheon includes soup with bread, dessert and coffee. Crafts for sale include Janet Wisuri Breads, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owls, Norwex, Young Living Essential Oils, Avon, Pampered Chef, Scentsy Wax Warmers, home made Finnish products, and much more. There will be over 30 tables of items for sale.

Calendar – Music – Traditional Music Jam in Marquette – Apr. 8

April 5, 2017

Marquette – A traditional music jam will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the at the Peter White Public Library.

Join other musicians for a community jam session celebrating traditional folk music. Acoustic musicians and vocalists are invited to bring their instruments for an informal gathering to play music together. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for use for those not familiar with the songs.

A music jam is not about performing, but a chance for people interested in traditional acoustic music share their love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. Listeners and singers are always welcome.

There is no admission charge. For more information, call 226-4328 or visit

Calendar – Dance – VFW Post 4573 Dance with Richie Yurkovich Band – Apr. 8

April 5, 2017

Ishpeming – The VFW Post 4573 will be hosting a dance featuring the Richie Yurkovich Band on Saturday, April 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the post, 310 Bank Street in Ishpeming.

Admission is $8 at the door. Refreshments and a meal will be available at a low price. Everyone who loves good music, dancing and a good time is invited. For more information, call 486-4856.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 8th Annual (re)Design Fashion Show – Apr. 8

April 5, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present the 8th annual (re)Design Fashion Show on Saturday, April 8 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Center, 145 W.Spring Street in Marquette.

This event is the largest gathering of upcycled artists in the Upper Peninsula. The event showcases fashion by local designers, Taylor Ehle, Libby Buchler, JoAnne Shelby, & Denise Zdroik. Each designer will present their 2017 clothing line during this high energy runway show. This fashion show is for all ages and each item is wearable and for sale.

Local craft vendors will also be at the event, featuring upcycled, recycled, re-purposed and earth friendly work. Accessories, original artwork and more will be on display.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and 18 and under. They will be available at the Marquette Regional History Center. Proceeds from this event will benefit the History Center.

Calendar – Groups – DAR Onagominkway Chapter Meeting – Apr. 8

April 5, 2017

Marquette – The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Onagomingkway Chapter invites members and prospective members to their meeting on Saturday, April 8 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The business meeting will be followed by a program and attendees should bring a sack lunch. The DAR, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization, promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

For more information, contact Sarah at

Calendar – Youth – Saturday Book Babies – Apr. 8

April 5, 2017

Marquette – Saturday Book Babies will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0 to 24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

NMU Hosts Visiting Writer – 4/6/17

April 5, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 5, 2017 – Author Rigoberto González will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers’ Program at Northern Michigan University. The event is being held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. Admission is free.

González is the author of four books of poetry. His most recent, Unpeopled Eden, won the Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His 10 books of prose include two bilingual children’s books; the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series; the novel Crossing Vines; the story collection Men Without Bliss; and three books of nonfiction, including Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Other awards to Gonzalez’s credit include Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award. He is contributing editor for Poets & Writers magazine and is professor of English at Rutgers-Newark.

For more information, contact Matt Frank at (906)-227-2711 or email

WWI Symposium at NMU Thursday – 4/6/17

April 5, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 5, 2017 – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host a symposium with several presentations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. The event will take place Thursday, April 6, in the Marquette Room of the University Center. Faculty members from NMU and Gogebic Community College will share their research.

The schedule of speakers and topics is:

“Battle of Armistice Day” by Daniel Truckey, Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, 9 a.m.

“Michigan State Constabulary in the Upper Peninsula, 1917-1919” by Russell Magnaghi, professor emeritus at NMU, 9:45 a.m.

“Conflicted Loyalties: Austro-Hungarian Immigrants in Michigan and the Great War” by Robbie Goodrich, history professor at NMU, 10:30 a.m.

“Peace in Retrospect: Harold Nicolson, the League of Nations and the Modern Diplomat” by Caroline Krzakowski, assistant English professor at NMU, 11:15 a.m.

“Gogebic County During WWI” by Dan Obradovich, history professor at Gogebic Community College, 1 p.m.

“From the U.P. to the Western Front, the 32nd Division in the Great War” by John Moschetti, instructor of military science at NMU, 1:45 p.m.

“Music in a Soldier’s Life: How Each Affected the Other” by Jim Strain, percussion professor at NMU, 2:30 p.m.

This event is part of the Marquette County “WWI Remembered” commemoration, which is funded by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council. For more information, contact the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at 227-3212 or